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Man charged with arson in Broughton Astley

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  • November 2, 2010
A man has been charged with arson after a skip and two cars were set alight in separate incidents in a Leicestershire village. Firefighters were called at about 1500 GMT on Sunday to find plastic alight inside a skip on Stanier Road in Broughton Astl...

Hi-tech flood alert system planned for Scotland

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  • November 2, 2010
Scots in flood-prone areas are set to benefit from a hi-tech alert system which will warn them by text or a phone call when flooding is predicted. The system, known as Floodline Warnings Direct, is being developed by BT Business and software company ...

Factory fire in Crawley started by intruders

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  • November 2, 2010
A two-storey factory in West Sussex has been badly damaged by a fire thought to have been started by intruders. Emergency services called to the fire at Y & B Plating in Priestly Way, Crawley, found large amounts of smoke billowing from the first...

Firework set fire to family home

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  • November 2, 2010
A family's life was put in danger after a "reckless" firework set fire to a house in the early hours of the morning, police have said. The firework was set off in front of a home in Drymen, Stirling, on Sunday morning while the family, including thre...

Fire crews tackle blaze at Derbyshire farm

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  • November 2, 2010
A fire which destroyed a hay barn along with its contents at a Derbyshire farm has been brought under control by fire crews. Eighteen firefighters from four stations were called to the blaze at Trusley Brook Farm near Ashbourne at 2230 GMT on Monday....

Talks to avert London firefighters Bonfire Night strike

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  • November 2, 2010
London firefighters are due to hold talks with brigade officials in a bid to end a row over new contracts. More than 5,500 firefighters took part in a second eight-hour strike on Monday over claims they face "mass sackings by the end of the month". L...

Silence to mark Atherstone-on-Stour firefighter deaths

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  • November 2, 2010
A two-minute silence has been be observed at fire stations across the country on the third anniversary of the fatal fire at Atherstone-on-Stour. Crews observed the silence at 1928 GMT to mark the deaths of four firefighters from Warwickshire. Three o...

Fifteen people injured in Salford gas explosion

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  • November 2, 2010
Fifteen people have been injured in a suspected gas explosion in Salford, Greater Manchester. Four houses were destroyed in the blast which ripped through the terraced homes in Merlin Road, Irlam. Fire service operation director Geoff Ackroyd said pe...

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